Installing Windows 8 on MacBook 1,1 problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by thesqudge, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. thesqudge macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2013
    Hi everyone, I've been trying to solve this problem myself for a few days now and feel like I've tried everything with no luck. I'm trying to install Windows 8 x86 on my old Macbook 1,1 through BootCamp. The problem has been mentioned before on the forums
    but the solutions mentioned are completely unhelpful.

    I have the exact same problem apparently though. When I get to the install screen, it asks for an unspecific media driver which I'm assuming is the Windows support files from BootCamp.

    The real problem is that I dont have my original installation disks that came with my Macbook, I have a Snow Leopard disk that was used as a clean install on the Macbook. I have BootCamp 3.0.4 and when I try to download the support files it says they're unavailable. And I've downloaded at least 5 different Bootcamp support files that didn't work.

    I've tried copying Snow Leopard to a USB to scan for drivers during installation, plugging the thumb drive into a different slot, formatting the thumb drive to FAT32... I just feel like I'm missing something that I didn't try.

    It can't be as simple as Macbook 1,1 %100 CANNOT run Windows 8 right?
  2. im_to_hyper macrumors 65816


    Aug 25, 2004
    Glendale, California, USA
    You will need to do the following:

    1: In Disk Utility partition your drive to have at least a 20GB MS-DOS (FAT) Partition. You should be able to "live resize" this.

    2: Make a Bootable Windows 8 DVD

    3: Reboot holding the "C" Key

    4: Install Windows 8 to the new partition

    5: Install an older version of Bootcamp for your laptop.
    (Namely this one from the user -Concept-)

    6: google search "Intel Driver Update Utility" to install the latest drivers.

    7: Profit

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